The John Deere 325 is a 2WD lawn and garden tractor from the 300 series of the John Deere lawn tractors. The JD 325 was manufactured in Horicon, Wisconsin, USA from 1995 to 2001. Until 1999 this tractor used Kawasaki FC540V single cylinder vertical engine, after the number 070001 it was equipped with Kawasaki FH531V V-twin 90° engine.
The Kawasaki FC540V is a 535 cc (32.65 cu-in) air-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke gasoline engine with vertical PTO shaft. This engine has an OHV (overhead valve) design, cast-iron cylinder liner, reciprocating balancer, float type carburetor with fixed main jet, flywheel magneto transistor type ignition system, mechanical governor.
The cylinder bore is 89.0 mm (3.5 in) and the piston stroke is 86.0 mm (3.39 in). Compression ratio rating is 8.3:1. The Kawasaki FC540V motor produced 17.0 HP (12.7 kW) at 3,600 rpm of horsepower and 36.7 Nm (3.74 kg·m; 27.08 ft·lb) at 2,400 rpm of peak torque.
The Kawasaki FH531V is a 494 cc (30.15 cu-in) V-twin 90° air-cooled four-stroke gasoline engine with a vertical shaft. The FH531V has V-twin 90° design with vertical PTO shaft and overhead valves (OHV). The engine is equipped with float type carburetor with a fixed main jet and pulse type fuel pump.
The FH531V engine has a 68.0 mm (2.68 in) cylinder bore and 68.0 mm (2.68 in) piston stroke. Compression ratio rating is 8.5:1. The Kawasaki FH531V produced 18.0 HP (13.4 kW) at 3,600 rpm of maximum horsepower and 39.0 Nm (3.98 kg·m; 28.78 ft·lb) at 2,400 rpm of torque.
The John Deere 325 is equipped with belt-driven hydrostatic transmission (infinite forward and reverse gears), manual steering and wet disc brakes. This tractor used open operator station. The JD 325 also features an electric starter and a 3.5-gallon (13.2 L) fuel tank.
Following attachments are available for The JD 325 tractor:
- John Deere 54-inch mower deck – mid-mount 54-inch deck (1370.0 mm) deck with hydraulic lift
- John Deere 48-inch mower deck – mid-mount 48-inch deck (1210.0 mm) deck with hydraulic lift
- John Deere 44-inch mower deck – mid-mount 44-inch deck (1110.0 mm) deck with hydraulic lift
- John Deere 38-inch mower deck – mid-mount 38-inch deck (960.0 mm) deck with hydraulic lift
- John Deere blade – front-mount 1160.0 mm (46 in) blade with manual lift;
- John Deere snow blower – front-mount snow blower with 1060.0 mm (42 in) clearing width and manual lift;
John Deere 325 Specifications
|Model||John Deere 325|
|Length||1,830 mm (72.25 in)|
|Height||1,110 mm (43.6 in)|
|Wheel base||1,210 mm (47.9 in)|
|Weight||291 kg (642 lbs) – shiping|
|Fuel tank capacity||13.2 L (3.5 gal)|
|Engine model||Kawasaki FC540V|
|Displacement||535 cc (32.65 cu-in)|
|Bore x stroke||89.0 x 86.0 mm (3.5 x 3.39 in)|
|Power output||17.0 HP (12.7 kW) at 3,600 rpm|
|Starter type||Electric starter|
|Oil capacity||1.6 L (1.7 US. qt)|
|Spark plug||NGK: BPR5ES; CHAMPION: RN11YC|
|Engine model||Kawasaki FH531V|
|Displacement||494 cc (30.15 cu-in)|
|Bore x stroke||68.0 x 68.0 mm (2.68 x 2.68 in)|
|Power output||18.0 HP (13.4 kW) at 3,600 rpm|
|Starter type||Electric starter|
|Oil capacity||1.8 L (1.9 US.qt.)|
|Spark plug||NGK: BPMR6A; CHAMPION: RCJ8Y|
|Transmission and chassis|
|Transmission type||Belt-driven hydrostatic|
|Gears||Infinite forward and reverse|
Forward: up to 11.3 kmh (7.0 mph)
Reverse: up to 4.7 kmh (2.9 mph)
|Wheels and tires|
|Front tires||Lawn/turf: 16×6.50-8|
|Rear tires||Lawn/turf: 23×10.50-12|